A Trip to Namakkal

This Ugadi (8th April 2016) was a long weekend. Hence I was just thinking would plan a trip to either of the following destinations:

  • Mudigere
  • Mantralayam
  • Namakkal
  • Udupi

Finally zero-ed in on Namakkal because of proximity and availability of seats in the buses. When I started on 7th night to Shanti Nagar there was a lot of crowd in the bus stand with more special buses to Tirupathi. I managed to get hold of my Salem bound bus at 11 PM. After maneuvering through St. Johns, Madivala and Electronic City bus entered the highway to Hosur, Salem around 1 AM. The bus reached Salem at around 5 AM. I took the Trichy bound bus to reach Namakkal in less than an hour.

After checking into Sri Krishna Lodge which is just next to the temple, had the darshan of Namakkal Anjaneyar (sweetie). Just opposite the temple there is a temple for Sri Lakshmi Narasimha along with His consort, Sri Namagiri Thayar. This Thayar is known very much because renowned mathematician (Srinivasa Ramanujan) got Her permission before starting to England. After hiring a to/fro auto, reached another hillock temple of Sri Ranganatha. It is is said that Hanuman did the prathista of Lakshmi Narasimhan and Ranganatha temple in this divya kshetra.

After a brief halt at the hotel took the bus to Mohanur temple of Sri Kalyana Prasanna Venkata Ramar temple. It is around 1 1/2 kms distance from Mohanur bus stand. After having darshan of the Lord took the bus back to Namakkal for a night halt at the hotel. There was deity procession of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha, Sri Hanuman and Thayar around 8 PM.

Next day morning had quick darshan of Hanuman, Thayar and Lakshmi Narasimha before starting back to Salem and heading back to Shanti Nagar after a brief breakfast.

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